Muharram celebrated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Muslims across Odisha observed Muharram on Saturday holding special prayers, discourses and tazia processions.

In Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jatni and Soro, hundreds of Muslims took part in the Muharram processions.

They carried out tazias (replicas of the tomb of Imam Husain) and enacted the battle of Karbala.

In Bhadrak, more than 40 groups took part in the tazia procession.

In Cuttack, Muharram was observed at Dargha Bazaar, Tala Telenga Bazaar, Pension Lane and Sutahat.

Interestingly, the tazia procession was taken out by Hindu community instead of Muslims at Modipada in Sambalpur. Traditional stick fight and martial arts were the big crowd pullers in the procession.